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No Work And All Play Makes Alain A Dull Boy

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work BY ALAIN DE BOTTON HAMISH HAMILTON , £18.99 hen I first read the title of this book, I instantly concluded that its author had never done a......

Opera

Prima Donna PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER, FROM JULY 10 Operatic pop singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has turned his hand to writing a real opera, a genre that has greatly......

Cinema

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 15 CERT, 93 MINS Written and directed by Rebecca Miller (daughter of the celebrated playwright Arthur Miller), the film charts the quiet breakdown......

Theatre

War Horse NEW LONDON THEATRE If you are looking for a play to take the children to during the school holidays and would like to take them to something really special, and......

Hell: The Most Boring Place Imaginable

CLASSIC CATHOLIC BOOK The Great Divorce BY C S LEWIS C S Lewis has fallen out of fashion these days; Philip Pullman cannot stand the sight of him and it is a safe bet that his......

Terror! Robespierre And The French Revolution

BBC2, 8PM, SATURDAY JULY 11 Combining archive, drama and documentary, this film examines the legacy of the French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre. Drawing on original......

Read My Heart By Jane Dunn (harper Press, £10.99)

Set in the revolutionary period of the 17th century, Read My Heart blends biography and history in the story of the love affair of Dorothy Osborne and William Temple. Meeting......

Quebec By Steven Manning (continuum, £25) The Importance...

may now seem like some error of history but according to this new study, the Canadian province played a fundamental role in both the Seven Years War and the American War of......

China: A History By John Keay (harper Press, £10.99) With

Mandarin replacing French as a compulsory subject for Year 7 students in many schools, this book provides a relevant insight into the complex background of one of the greatest......

Faith In Education – The Teacher As Witness By Thomas

Fitzpatrick (Mungo, £22) In his exploration of the interplay between faith and religion Fitzpatrick asks some important questions. Why, in the modern era, is the idea of......

Living Lʼarche By Kevin S Reimer (continuum, £16.99) This...

is the result of a twoyear study of the L’Arche communities founded by Jean Vanier. In these communities disabled core members live together day in and day out with caregiver......

Florence & The Machine: Lungs

ISLAND, £8.99 Described as “soul-inspired indie”, Lungs is full of Gothic imagery and fairytales with the dark bits left in – more Brothers Grimm than Disney. Frantic harmonies......

Genova

METRODOME, £19.99 British director Michael Winterbottom has made an strange mix of films, ranging in quality from the brilliant to the pointless. His latest is about a family......